Press release: Get hands on and learn a new skill in a day
West Dean College of Arts and Conservation encourages you to have a Microgap.
For those who would like to learn a new creative hands-on skill in a short period of time, and even create something to be proud of, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, in West Sussex offers a vast array of one-day courses. They are perfect for those who are time poor or simply need to switch off from everyday life to try something new. For those with more time, there are 800 short courses a year ranging from a day to a week or more!
Over the next six months, there are 44 one-day courses from making your own leather belt to learning to crochet or basketmaking, through to drawing, jewellery, blacksmithing, throwing pots and gardening!
As Alison Baxter, Head of School of Art at West Dean College commented: “We are aware how popular Microgapping has become and these courses are the perfect way to begin to learn a new skill in a short time. The courses at West Dean are a great opportunity to spend a day, or longer, if time allows to get into the flow of a new creative experience, and who knows it could be the start of a new hobby, or even a new career!”
One student commented: “The best course I have ever attended - challenging, supportive, well-structured and presented by a world class tutor. I have never learned so much in such as short space of time.”
Wednesday, March 25 - Silver earrings with dynamic movement – Suitable for all (£148)
Saturday, March 28 - Terrarium, kokedama – house plant styling workshop – Beginners/ Intermediate (£158)
Thursday, April 16 – Making Glass Beads – Beginners (£158)
Saturday, May 2 – Create your own topiary – Beginners/ Intermediate (£163)
Tuesday, May 19 – Make your own leather belt – Beginners (£151)
Friday, June 5 – Pottery & Ceramics - Throwing Pots – Beginners – (£142)
Saturday, June 6 – Blacksmithing - Beginners (£149)
Sunday, June 7 – Growing vegetables from scratch – Beginners (£128)
Thursday, June 18 – Learn to crochet – beginners (£133)
Saturday, July 4 – Photography – Portraits in Natural Light - Suitable for All (£143)
Saturday, July 4 - Charcoal Drawing – Beginners (£135)
Saturday, August 29 – Writing your Family History – Beginners (£128)
Monday, September 7 – Woodturning – make a small bowl – Beginners (£150)
Thursday, September 10 – Willow Basketmaking – Beginners (£134)
Tuesday, September 15 – Silver Jewellery – Beginners (£148)
Friday, September 18 – Watercolour Painting – Beginners (£136)
For the full list of courses and details visit www.westdean.ac.uk
Bookings can be made online or by calling +44 (0)1243 818300. Gift vouchers of £10, £25, £50 or £100 can be used as full or part payment towards a short course.